Precision about wearing turban


Salam aleykoum,

I hope I find you all in good health. Recently reading one answer of Mawlana Sheikh Hisham here, I read that he recommended us not to wear turban in public in Muslim country were people usually don’t wear Sunnah. I actually live in Indonesia and would like to know if I should still wear turban while praying in masjid? No one does apart from me. I don’t have the feeling it is disturbing anybody but my wife who knows the customs here better tells me that I shouldn’t because it somehow casts me out of the community (which I don’t feel like). What should I do? Barakallahou fik and please forgive my lack of adab.


wa `alaykum salam,

You may wear your turban in masjid, as that is well-known everywhere as sunnah. If Naqshbandi-style taj is drawing too much attention, then wear a simple turban with flat cap. Don’t wear turban however, in everyday public places or work, where it is not a custom to do so.

Taher Siddiqui

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